2022 Event Cancelled

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ABOUT THE RIDE

As is with all of the Kilkivan Great Horse Ride, it is going to be a jammed packed weekend with lots of activities on offer, and we are hoping you can join us again.

The ride itself involves horses and riders starting out from the Kilkivan showgrounds on various trails around the former Kilkivan Shire, travel 12 – 32kms through some of the most picturesque country in South-East Queensland, then meet up for the parade finale through Kilkivan Showgrounds and Equestrian Centre at approx 4.00 pm.

KILKIVAN is one of the few towns actually situated on the Bi-Centennial National Trail, which runs from Cooktown to Victoria, and this was the inspiration for establishing the annual Kilkivan Great Horse Ride in 1986.

The Kilkivan Great Horse Ride was first suggested by Widgee grazier and former Kilkivan Shire councillor, the late Fabian Webb, who wanted people of all ages and riding ability, from all walks of life, to get involved with a recreational ride through the scenic country around Kilkivan. In 1988 the Queensland opening of the National Trail was incorporated into the ride and the legendary late R M Williams was among the riders who participated.

Market stalls, food & coffee vans, bucking bull and many other activities provide fun and entertainment for the whole family at Kilkivan Showgrounds while spectators await the arrival of the horses and riders. Following the parade, riders, visiting spectators and locals relax at a Campfire Concert at the Kilkivan showgrounds, with a fully licensed bar and catering by local community groups.

Breakfast is always available for purchase on Friday, Saturday & Sunday mornings.